Sergio Ramos has been left out of Spain’s squad for Euro 2020, with manager Luis Enrique opting to select no Real Madrid players in his 24-man squad.

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Spain will go into a major tournament for the first time in their history without any representatives from Real.

Enrique has only selected 24 players rather than the maximum 26-man squad allowed.

Barcelona’s Sergio Busquets has been named captain in Ramos’ absence, while Laporte has been handed a defensive spot ahead of the 35-year-old after seeing his request to represent La Roja instead of France approved earlier this month.

Enrique explained his decision to omit Ramos from his plans after the squad announcement, telling reporters: “Ramos has not been able to compete this season, he has not been able to train with the group. I called him last night, it was difficult and hard.
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“I clearly see that it’s a complicated decision. I recommended that he be selfish and that he regains his level to play in his club and in the national team.

Who else has made the Spain squad?

Laporte has been joined in Enrique’s squad by his Manchester City colleagues Eric Garcia, Rodri and Ferran Torres, with Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea, Brighton’s Robert Sanchez, Leeds United’s Diego Llorente, Chelsea star Cesar Azpilicueta, Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcantara and Wolves’ Adama Traore making up the Premier League representatives.

Elsewhere, Barcelona starlet Pedri and in-form Villarreal frontman Gerard Moreno have made the cut along with Atletico Madrid’s Alvaro Morata, who is currently on loan at Juventus.
Remarkably, there are no Real Madrid players in the 24-player squad.


Spain Euro 2020 squad in full:


Goalkeepers: Unai Simon, David de Gea, Robert Sánchez.

Defenders: Jose Gaya, Jordi Alba, Pau Torres, Aymeric Laporte, Eric Garcia, Diego Llorente, Cesar Azpilicueta, Marcos Llorente.

Midfielders: Sergio Busquets, Rodri, Pedri, Thiago Alcantara, Koke, Fabián Ruiz.


Forwards: Dani Olmo; Mikel Oyarzabal, Alvaro Morata, Gerard Moreno, Ferran Torres, Adama Traoré, Pablo Sarabia.

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